The saga of
continues. In mid-summer there were no plans to fix the deteriorated
state-owned section of asphalt at all, but by early fall, bids had gone out to
repave it. But then, soaring costs of asphalt derailed those plans.
Manager Rick Gifford said state transportation officials have visited, and are
now going to Plan B.
1 19 sec "My understanding is ... to finish
Balloon, the Kodiak area planner for the Alaska Department of Transportation,
says high costs had slowed the project:
2 43 sec "There was some money ... already
out of date.")
Desentis (DEE cent-izz) is a project manger
with the DOT's construction section. He says intent to award the contract to
Brechan Enterprises was announced, and an actual bid should be forthcoming:
3 32 sec "The pavement's in pretty ...
situation for the winter.")
says the pot-holed asphalt could be ground up and the state portion of Mission could be turned
into a gravel road for the winter. Once the award is granted and planning
meetings are held with Brechan, he suspect work could be underway in as little
as two weeks.